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Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Health Club Management magazine

HCM magazine is one of the world's leading magazines for senior professionals in the fitness and physical activity sector, covering the latest news, trends, research and analysis to help drive your business.

Its readers include the major operators, manufacturers, investors and suppliers in the Global health and fitness market, and the magazine is distributed at all the leading industry events throughout the year.

Published 11 times a year, in addition to the print version, HCM offers PDF and digital turning pages editions as well as the website, which is updated with news every day, and a weekly ezine.

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2010 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Being coached
When asked about the impact of mentoring and coaching programmes on retention levels, 77 per cent of companies said they'd had a positive impact on the retention levels achieved
8. Letters: Write to reply
Operators must re-think the balance in spend between acquisition of new members and retention of existing ones, says Mark McKeganey
12. News: News round-up
£15m centre planned for Tyneside, independent operator Time Fitness opens its third club, and the £12m Meridian Centre opens in Louth
18. News: International news
énergie opens in the Middle East, and Zurich airport gets a fitness and wellness centre
20. News: FIA update
A look at the implications of the likely turnover in MPs at the election
24. News: People news
Peter Gilpin takes over as CEO at Leisure East Devon
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get set for IHRSA, FIBO and FitPro
28. News: Competitive edge
Charity events across the UK, and further afield in Cuba and Jordan
30. Everyone's talking about: Celebrity endorsement
Is this the way forward for our industry – will it get us the sort of profile we want? – and, if so, how do we choose the right celebrity?
32. Interview: John Kersh
The VP of international development for Anytime Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the business of fitness franchising, and about Anytime's expansion plans
36. Japanese market: Made in Japan
David Minton provides an insight into the Japanese health and fitness market, and takes us on a whistlestop tour around a selection of Tokyo's more innovative health and wellbeing clubs
40. Q and A: Being lifesmart
Carole Caplin talks to Kate Cracknell about her new health and wellbeing centre, Lifesmart
44. Pilates: Studio time
Can health club operators afford to ignore the growing interest in pilates equipment training?
50. Research round-up: Sitting targets
Research shows that, even if we exercise, too much sitting can have a detrimental effect on our health
51. Sports conditioning series: A sporting chance
Should fitness operators be marketing themselves to amateur sports enthusiasts? We start this new series with a look at rugby- and football-specific conditioning
56. Small group training: Floor it!
We investigate the boom in small group training on the gym floor
60. New opening: Black, white and green
Mike Hill pays a visit to Les Mills' recently rebuilt club in Christchurch, New Zealand
62. Q and A: Valerie Bönström
The MD of German franchise Mrs Sporty on catering for women who don't think gyms are for them
64. Outdoor fitness: Under the radar?
Should outdoor gyms be supervised? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts
66. Fitness-kit.net special: Outdoor kit
'Sociable' fitness, resistance running belts and new kettlebell programming
68. Club entertainment: Music to your ears
How can clubs ensure their members are listening to the correct music to ensure they get the most out of every workout?
73. Refurbished equipment: Second coming
We talk to a selection of clubs that have put their faith in pre-owned fitness equipment to understand the rationale behind their decision not to buy new
77. Show preview: IHRSA
A sneak preview at what's in store for all those heading to San Diego, California, for this year's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place this month
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Green kit
For the growing number of operators looking to 'go green', we showcase a selection of environmentally-friendly products
83. Lightweights: Circle the date for hula hoop challenge
The date is the 21 March. The challenge is the Hula Hoop Hoopathon.
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Gita Sjahrir

Founder, R-FITNESS
We became the first boutique fitness brand in all of Southeast Asia to ever raise venture capital backing. This was positive for the industry as it signalled that the industry had growth potential
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José Teixeira

SC Fitness, Portugal: head of customer experience
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Featured supplier: CIMSPA Youth Panel to give real insight into Gen Z at active-net 2020
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Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
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Whole body cryotherapy
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Flooring
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29-30 Jan 2020
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23-25 Mar 2020
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25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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tbc, Beijing, China
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Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Health Club Management magazine

2010 issue 3
3. Editor's letter: Being coached
When asked about the impact of mentoring and coaching programmes on retention levels, 77 per cent of companies said they'd had a positive impact on the retention levels achieved
8. Letters: Write to reply
Operators must re-think the balance in spend between acquisition of new members and retention of existing ones, says Mark McKeganey
12. News: News round-up
£15m centre planned for Tyneside, independent operator Time Fitness opens its third club, and the £12m Meridian Centre opens in Louth
18. News: International news
énergie opens in the Middle East, and Zurich airport gets a fitness and wellness centre
20. News: FIA update
A look at the implications of the likely turnover in MPs at the election
24. News: People news
Peter Gilpin takes over as CEO at Leisure East Devon
27. Leisure diary: Diary dates
Get set for IHRSA, FIBO and FitPro
28. News: Competitive edge
Charity events across the UK, and further afield in Cuba and Jordan
30. Everyone's talking about: Celebrity endorsement
Is this the way forward for our industry – will it get us the sort of profile we want? – and, if so, how do we choose the right celebrity?
32. Interview: John Kersh
The VP of international development for Anytime Fitness talks to Kate Cracknell about the business of fitness franchising, and about Anytime's expansion plans
36. Japanese market: Made in Japan
David Minton provides an insight into the Japanese health and fitness market, and takes us on a whistlestop tour around a selection of Tokyo's more innovative health and wellbeing clubs
40. Q and A: Being lifesmart
Carole Caplin talks to Kate Cracknell about her new health and wellbeing centre, Lifesmart
44. Pilates: Studio time
Can health club operators afford to ignore the growing interest in pilates equipment training?
50. Research round-up: Sitting targets
Research shows that, even if we exercise, too much sitting can have a detrimental effect on our health
51. Sports conditioning series: A sporting chance
Should fitness operators be marketing themselves to amateur sports enthusiasts? We start this new series with a look at rugby- and football-specific conditioning
56. Small group training: Floor it!
We investigate the boom in small group training on the gym floor
60. New opening: Black, white and green
Mike Hill pays a visit to Les Mills' recently rebuilt club in Christchurch, New Zealand
62. Q and A: Valerie Bönström
The MD of German franchise Mrs Sporty on catering for women who don't think gyms are for them
64. Outdoor fitness: Under the radar?
Should outdoor gyms be supervised? We ask our panel of experts for their thoughts
66. Fitness-kit.net special: Outdoor kit
'Sociable' fitness, resistance running belts and new kettlebell programming
68. Club entertainment: Music to your ears
How can clubs ensure their members are listening to the correct music to ensure they get the most out of every workout?
73. Refurbished equipment: Second coming
We talk to a selection of clubs that have put their faith in pre-owned fitness equipment to understand the rationale behind their decision not to buy new
77. Show preview: IHRSA
A sneak preview at what's in store for all those heading to San Diego, California, for this year's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place this month
78. Fitness-kit.net special: Green kit
For the growing number of operators looking to 'go green', we showcase a selection of environmentally-friendly products
83. Lightweights: Circle the date for hula hoop challenge
The date is the 21 March. The challenge is the Hula Hoop Hoopathon.
1 - 40 of 121
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: CIMSPA Youth Panel to give real insight into Gen Z at active-net 2020
It’s just months away until active-net 2020, the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which attracts professionals from across the leisure sector.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass expands in Ireland with flagship operator Gym Plus
Gympass, a leader in corporate fitness sales, has expanded its network to Ireland following a new partnership with Gym Plus.
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pavigym
PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry....
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Fitness software
Go Do.Fitness: Fitness software
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
21-23 Jan 2020
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-30 Jan 2020
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
19-24 Apr 2020
tbc, Beijing, China
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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